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Ecological Searches

GMLRC, hosted by the Greater Manchester Ecology Unit (GMEU), hold several datasets of ecological information that may be requested, including:

Our data searches include the South Lancashire Bat Group's (SLBG) data and the Greater Manchester Bird Recording Group's (GMBRG) data by default.

How do I request a search?

Download our search request form using the button below, complete it and then email it to Please include GIS files for your search area if available. We accept TAB, SHP, KML or GeoJSON format. We aim to provide you with a quotation within 2 working days and to fulfil all search requests within 2 working weeks. Please read all of the notes on the form carefully before submitting your request.

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How much does a data search cost?

An administrative charge is likely to be levied for any data search undertaken. We make exceptions for academic data searches and we do not charge landowners or occupiers for SBI information that relates to their land. Our current search fees are as follows:

After accounting for an amount of the fee being passed over to support data providers this more or less equates to £175+ VAT for a standard 1km data search and £225+ VAT for a standard 2km search. However we assess each request on a case by case basis. Large searches with many results may cost more, while a reduced fee may apply for searches that return few records and/or straddle the Greater Manchester boundary, .

Greater Manchester Ecology Unit,
Dukinfield Town Hall,
King Street,
SK16 4LA

0161 342 4409

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